Easy Garlic Seasoned Steamed Broccoli

Who knew a dish such as steamed broccoli could be so delicious? Well, if you make it this way, then you’ll certainly know just how delicious it can be!  When I first started making steamed broccoli I would steam it and then dress it with just salt and pepper. It was edible. But, was it delicious? Nope! Calling it delicious would be giving it too much credit. However, once I started making my steamed broccoli like this recipe here, it was officially deemed delicious. And, it became a highly requested side dish in my household. 

For me, when it comes to enjoying food, the texture plays a huge role! If I don’t like the texture of something, I simply won’t enjoy eating it. And, I also don’t like to chew a lot. That’s what makes this recipe perfect. The broccoli is steamed to be easy to chew and swallow. It’s soft, but still has an incredible bite to it. Sometimes when I roast broccoli, it has an uneven texture and just isn’t as enjoyable to eat. So I tend to opt for the steamed method when I can. 

Why Steam? 

Not only does steamed broccoli yield an even texture, but it also helps to retain the color and nutrients in the broccoli. So, not only is it easily digestible, it’s beneficial to you even more! 

To make this, you will need just a few ingredients. They are 2 bunches of broccoli, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese for garnish. To get started on making this recipe, first, steam the broccoli covered with a lid over boiling water for 10 minutes. Next, in a large skillet, over medium heat, sauté the minced garlic in olive oil until it becomes fragrant. This should only take about 30 to 45 seconds. Remove it from the heat. Add the steamed broccoli to the skillet. Toss the broccoli around to coat it evenly with the oil and garlic. And, finally season it with salt and pepper, to taste, garnish with parmesan cheese and Enjoy! 

Once you take a bite, you’ll notice just how much flavor the fresh garlic and oil add to the steamed broccoli. If you try it and realize that you need a bit more salt and pepper, certainly add some. After all, you’re the one eating it. Add however much you desire. 

Easy Garlic Seasoned Steamed Broccoli

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 2 bunches broccoli, washed and trimmed

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon 1 olive oil

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Parmesan cheese for garnish


  • In a steamer basket, steam broccoli covered with a lid over boiling water for 10 minutes.
  • Next, in a large skillet, over medium heat, sauté garlic in olive oil until fragrant, about 30 to 45 seconds. Then, remove from the heat.
  • Add steamed broccoli to skillet. Toss to coat evenly with oil and garlic.
  • Finally season with salt and pepper, to taste and garnish with parmesan cheese.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

If you don’t want to serve this broccoli as a side dish, you can use it in a pasta dish or serve it on a cheesy loaded baked potato. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Enjoy making this flavorful Easy Garlic Seasoned Steamed Broccoli recipe and eating it even more! Happy Cooking!

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